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    So I was in the gym last night and did my Deadlifts as usual but didn't have a mirror at the side of me like I normally do to check that my back is straight. I woke up this morning with back ache in my lower back, telling me that I did something wrong.

    A google search brought me to this site: http://stronglifts.com/how-to-deadli...per-technique/

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    YouTube - Proper Deadlift Technique

    Does this look like good form and good tips to follow to you guys? It looks right to me but then if I knew how to do it properly, I wouldn't have back ache
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    Yep. Then again I'm biased, I'm currently following the stronglifts plan.

    I was doing deadlifts yesterday as well and follow what Mehdi says about getting form right. Never had back problems from doing it, though I did drop 130kg yesterday. Need to strengthen my grip!

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    I've never really deadlifted much before so I'm starting at lower weights to ensure I get it right before trying to lift something that could help cripple me if I did it wrong.
    " The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus

    " I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace

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    "Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101

    "That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp


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    I hadn't before I started the stronglifts programme, and I started at 40kg and added 5kg a time. All I try to d do is keep my shoulders back, head up and bar as close to the legs as I can, and I don't seem to be getting any problems with my back.

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    I'm on 50kg at the moment and find it hard enough for now. I think that I was bending my legs too much yesterday and had my back ever so slightly round.

    not a good start :(
    " The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus

    " I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace

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    "Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101

    "That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp


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    Yeh I was doing that to start with as well, then saw the video above and stopped going past parallel and it did seem to help a great amount. Recently though I havent been bending the enough which just makes it harder to pick the damn weight up!

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    stronglifts is great! deadlifts are great!

    I got my girlfriend started on them.

    deadlifts and squats make you're arse great.

    sorry I can't help much, medhi's form is correct.

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    40kg to 130kg? jesus, find your range

    straps help with keeping the weight if you have limp-wrist syndrome.

    unless you're doing straight-leg dead lifts, your form should be a lot like your squat form, albeit probably not nearly as low

    hex/square bars are the **** for dead lifts but most gyms don't usually have them, in that case I use the smoothest bar I can find so I don't scrape the **** out of my shins. the closer you keep the bar to your shins, the straighter your back usually is
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    Dont want to use straps, I'd rather strengthen my grip.

    Its a bit of a range yup, but I'd never done them before so I started very low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honesty
    Dont want to use straps, I'd rather strengthen my grip.
    I can relate to an extent, but if your grip's preventing you from adequately working your posterior chain, you should at least consider doing supplemental work for grip (farmer's walk, timed holds, gripper crushes... there are a whole bunch of things) and putting up with straps during deadlifts so you get the most out of them.

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